In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the CEQA Guidelines, City Staff prepared a Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) that identifies and evaluates the environmental impacts of the Green Day Village Development project.
Project Title: Green Day Village
Project No.: Environmental (ENV) No. 22-2; Tract Map (TM) No. 22-4; Development Permit (DP) No. 22-3
Project Location: West side of Palm Drive between 18th Avenue and 20th Avenue.
Project Description: The project is the proposed mixed-use residential and commercial development on an undeveloped 37.29-acre site on the west side of Palm Drive between 18th Avenue and 20th Avenue. The project would include residential, commercial, and community/recreational uses. The project would include 608 residential units including 552 units in 92 two-story, six-unit buildings (184 two-story, two-bedroom units; 276 two-story, one-bedroom units; and 92 two-story studio units); and 56 studio loft apartments in one two-story building. The project proposes commercial uses in the eastern part of the project site; including two restaurant/food service buildings; seven retail uses; a two-story medical office building; and two recycling centers. The project would include five pool houses; a two-story community center; and a farm equipment building. Six farming areas would be provided – three near the south site boundary and three near the north site boundary; one of the areas is for aquaponics/aquaculture. Four vegetable stands would be placed near the middle of the project site.
Environmental Review and Public Comment: The proposed project application, plans, environmental documentation, technical studies, and other related information may be reviewed HERE or at the City Hall Planning Division office, during general public business hours.
You may request a copy of the above-described items and draft decision. This can be either mailed or emailed to you by calling the project planner, Patricia Villagomez, Principal Planner, (760) 329-6411 Ext. 243, firstname.lastname@example.org. Staff will also make themselves available via phone to go over any questions and/or concerns that you may have with the proposal.
The comment period for the IS/MND begins on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, and closes on Friday, August 25, 2023, at 5:00 PM. Please submit comments to:
City of Desert Hot Springs Planning
Attn: Patricia Villagomez, Principal Planner
11999 Palm Drive
Desert Hot Springs, California, 92240
Intent to Consider Adoption of MND: At a future meeting, the Planning Department of the City of Desert Hot Springs will conduct a public hearing to consider the adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Proposed Project pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and approval of the Specific Plan and Development Agreement. The hearing will be noticed separately.